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August 23, 2013

Hagan Announces $3 Million Grant Awarded to Triangle Universities for Cybersecurity Research

For Immediate Release
Amber Moon | 202.304.5466
Hannah Smith | 202-407-5177
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan announced today that UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University have received cybersecurity research awards totaling more than $3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

"As Chair of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, I know that cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues we should be focused on when it comes to national security in the digital age," said Hagan. "I'm pleased that these three outstanding North Carolina universities will be working together to develop new solutions to bolster the security of our digital infrastructure."

The grant awards for North Carolina universities include:
  • UNC-Chapel Hill: $1,585,564
  • Duke University: $749,999
  • NC State University: $749,996 
This five-year award entitled, "Rethinking Security in the Era of Cloud Computing," was competitively awarded through the Foundation's merit-review process and will be supported by the NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. The award supports collaborative, multi-university research and education activities that will help protect the nation's vast, critical, digital infrastructure and enable a more secure information society.
Dr. Peng Ning, professor of Computer Science in the NC State Computer Science Department, is the principal investigator for NC State’s portion of the project.


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